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Conversations with change-makers who are revolutionising how we live, work and play. With your host Ludwina Dautovic. This show is brought to you by The Room Xchange - changing the way we live. To listen go to: www.XchangeRevolution.com. Join our Facebook group at: @XchangeRevolution.

Xchange Revolution Ludwina Dautovic

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Conversations with change-makers who are revolutionising how we live, work and play. With your host Ludwina Dautovic. This show is brought to you by The Room Xchange - changing the way we live. To listen go to: www.XchangeRevolution.com. Join our Facebook group at: @XchangeRevolution.

    Online Fundraising and Crowdfunding for a Good Cause

    Online Fundraising and Crowdfunding for a Good Cause

    Welcome to Xchange Revolution. In this episode we chat with Tania Burstin, founder and managing director of mycause, an Australian award-winning cause funding platform. Tania is a three-time Telstra Business award finalist and a top 50 women fintech leader. Mycause is Australia's number 1 platform for online fundraising and crowdfunding, giving Australians accessible ways to donate to causes that matter to them.

    In this episode we discuss:
    Online fundraising and crowdfunding in AustraliaTania's journey in building this award winning platformUnderstanding charity regulationsWho can raise money and what types of causes you can raise money forPersonal cause and pledge based crowdfundingHow you can change someone's life by raising funds for themThe most unusual charity that raised moneyHow Covid 19 impacted mycause and the not for profit industryTania shares how she and her family are adapting to life through the pandemic

    • 29 min
    Aged Care in Australia with Danielle Robertson from DR Care Solutions

    Aged Care in Australia with Danielle Robertson from DR Care Solutions

    Welcome to Xchange Revolution. In this episode we're talking about the current state and the future of aged care in Australia. My guest is Danielle Robertson, founder of DR Care Solutions, providing tailored care solutions for people ageing, their carers or guardians.
    We discuss how aged care in Australia needs to change, needs of the elderly and how we need more options in the future for people choosing to age at home.

    In this episode we discuss:
    Dial an Angel was founded in 1967 by Danielle's motherAged care in Australia has changedCaring for the carersAgeing at homePost retirement considerationsThe Room Xchange provides a good first step for socialisation and companionshipAged care, Covid-19 and the Royal CommissionCasualisation of the workforce has forced workers to go from one aged care home to the nextWe need to improve training and offer more qualificationsEurope is progressive in regards to aged careThe story of 91 year old Maggie on The Room XchangeElderly have stories and wisdom we need to embraceFind out how Danielle Robertson is changing the way she lives
    About Danielle Robertson
    Danielle Robertson was CEO of DIAL-AN-ANGEL®, Australia's only national group specialising in Home and Family care and support services for all types of care.
    After almost 29 years in the family business (17 years working in the business and 12 years at the helm of DIAL-AN-ANGEL), after a transition period, Danielle exited the business when it was acquired by Nextt Health in September 2014. Danielle’s areas of expertise include health care, aged care, disability care, retirement living, childcare, executive mentoring, family business, and medico legal costing, assessments and court expertise. After navigating DIAL-AN-ANGEL through accreditation for NDIS and Consumer Directed Care (CDC) she has a broad and comprehensive understanding of the industry and the relevant, and often complicated, Government legislation associated with it. Having worked for the largest provider of in-home care services in Australia, she has significant hands-on experience managing the day to day operations as well as the strategic board level negotiations. Danielle is offering her 34+ years extensive experience to the care industry, offering assistance to quality care service providers, financial advisors, accountants, lawyers and private clients. Navigating the Aged Care system to obtain the right care solutions and outcome for the client is Danielle’s main driver.
    You can find Danielle Robertson on Linkedin.
    Website - DR Care Solutions
    You can find Danielle on Instagram   
    You can find Ludwina Dautovic on Linked.
    You can connect with The Room Xchange on Facebook;Twitter,Instagram and Linkedin.

    • 37 min
    Trent Oeltjen - Leading the Next Generation of Baseball

    Trent Oeltjen - Leading the Next Generation of Baseball

    "The growth is in the friction; in the uncomfortable moments in life."
    Listen to Major Leaguer Trent Oltjen talk about how he works through challenges and builds resilience in times of adversity. Much like what many of us are going through right now. In this week’s episode I wanted to bring on a guest who could inspire and encourage us during this difficult time. Trent is a recently retired Major Leaguer and World Professional Baseball Player and Silver Medal Winner at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games. He’s now committed to leading the next generation of baseball players in Australia to help them fulfil their dreams. Trent and I delved into a deep conversation about how he worked through some difficult times in his sporting life, his mindset around things he wants to achieve and how he’s pivoting his business and life to fit into the new world post Coronavirus.


    IN THIS EPISODE WE DISCUSS:
    Trents baseball career from a child through to todayA major injury at 15 and how he mentally and physically worked through itPlaying in the major leagues and the Athens Olympic GamesRetiring in his 30's and finding his path to the next phase in his lifeHow he decided to become an Ultra Marathon RunnerHis passion for leading the next generation of young baseball players in Australia through NxtGen BaseballMost importantly, Trent shares how we works through challenges in life and how he believes that the growth is in the frictionHow Trent is changing the way he lives, works and plays
    ABOUT TRENT OELTJEN:
    Recently retired Major Leaguer and World professional baseball player; Trent Oeltjen co-founded NxtGen with the goal of making a positive difference in the lives of aspiring young ball players and their families along their journey to achieving their baseball dreams. From the World Baseball Classic to winning a silver medal in the 2004 Athens Olympic Games to succeeding in the Major Leagues you name it, Trent has achieved it! Trent is one of Australia’s most celebrated baseball players with a professional career spanning 14 years. Trent played Major League Baseball for the LA Dodgers 2010-2012; Arizona Diamondbacks in 2009 as well as represented Team Australia at numerous international events, including winning a Silver Medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics and The World Baseball Classics, which he hit .500 and led his team to wins over top teams likeTeam Mexico.
    Trent has first hand knowledge and experience of what it's like to be in your shoes and what it takes to not only reach the pinnacle of the game but remain there over a sustained period of time. Trent believes one of his biggest assets along his journey to reaching and expanding his full potential was the team he surrounded himself with. Trent's unparalleled passion and aptitude to help other athletes fulfil their dreams and reach their true potential is what lead to the creation of NxtGen Baseball.


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    • 35 min
    Ian Nazareth - The Future of Housing in Australia

    Ian Nazareth - The Future of Housing in Australia

    Welcome to Xchange Revolution. In this episode we're talking about the future of housing in Australia and how we are changing the way we live.
    Ian Nazareth is an Architect, researcher and Program Director - Master of Urban Design at RMIT University in Melbourne. We discuss the re-imagining of our cities and the restructuring of existing housing. We also talk about the impact of covid on housing and how it’s changing the way we live, work and play in our homes.

    As Ian says, “Australian homes have started to absorb functions of a civic nature.”
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    • 31 min
    Kizzi Nkwocha - Get Ready for a Literary and Artistic Explosion

    Kizzi Nkwocha - Get Ready for a Literary and Artistic Explosion

    Welcome to Xchange Revolution. Saving money and getting the best deal is in the forefront of everyone's mind right now. So In this episode Ludwina Dautovic, Founder and CEO of The Room Xchange, is talking to Kizzi Nkwocha, publisher of multiple online magazines and over 200 books.
    In the episode they discuss the changes in the publishing industry and perhaps it's time you write your book!
    As Kizzi says, “Knowledge is power. If we can help people make better financial decisions it helps to improve their lives.”
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    In this episode we discuss:
    Got a book in you?Kizzi's latest book is called 'How to Run a Business in Times of Crisis' helping people run a business and stay mentally agile while working from home.Are you reading more?Book sales are skyrocketingBC – Before covid and now we’re on the brink of changeIs it time to write your book?You’ve been given the time; you should take it.What to consider when writing your bookAre you are a book reader or book listener?We’re going to see a huge explosion in terms of literary and artistic content.What is Kizzi doing that’s changing how he lives.
    About Kizzi Nkwocha
    Kizzi Nkwocha is the publisher of Business Game Changer Magazine,   Money and Finance,  The UK Newspaper, The Property Investor and  The Sussex Newspaper.   He is also the chair of The Ethical Publishers Association.  

    Kizzi made his mark in the UK as a publicist,  journalist and social media pioneer.  As a widely respected and successful media consultant he has represented a diverse range of clients including the King of Uganda, and Amnesty International.  

    Kizzi has also become a well-known personality on both radio and television.  He has been the focus of a Channel 4 documentary on publicity and has hosted his own talk show, London Line, on Sky TV.  He has also produced and presented both radio and TV shows in Cyprus and Spain. Kizzi presents the business podcast shows, Kizzi’s Friday Game Changers and The Naked Property Investor.
    You can find Ludwina Dautovic on Linked or Instagram.
    You can find Kizzi on - Website, Linkedin and Facebook.
    You can connect with The Room Xchange on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Linkedin.

    • 31 min
    Fred Schebesta - Compare and Save with Finder.com

    Fred Schebesta - Compare and Save with Finder.com

    Welcome to Xchange Revolution. Saving money and getting the best deal is in the forefront of everyone's mind right now. So In this episode Ludwina Dautovic, Founder and CEO of The Room Xchange, is talking to Fred Schebesta, CEO and co-founder of Finder.com. Fred is an entrepreneur with a vision to compare everything and empower people to improve their lives. So much so that he co-founded Finder.com in 2009, a platform that enables you to compare prices on products and services. We hope this episodes inspires you to compare and save a little more and help you to change the way you live.
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    In this episode we discuss:


    2.30 - How Finder got started2.50 - Fred Schebesta made the AFR 2019 Young Rich List3.50 - Core purpose of Finder.com5.44 - Only a small percentage of Australian's look closely at their finances7.48 - Covid has motivated people to look more closely at the finances9.50 - Covid will bring innovation and change the working economy13.17 - How Finder.com can save you money17.22 - Finder's new e-commerce feature20.13 - What Fred is doing to change the way he lives
    About Fred Schebesta
    Fred Schebesta is an award-winning business leader, best known for co-founding one of the world’s leading comparison websites, Finder.com. He is a serial entrepreneur, author, media commentator, mentor and active member of the startup, crypto and small business communities. Fred ranks 22nd on the 2019 Australian Financial Review Young Rich List, worth $193 million.

    Fred is now leading Finder’s venture capital arm, Finder Ventures, which launched in 2018 and with it, launching HiveEx.com, a cryptocurrency brokerage.

    His entrepreneurial journey started well before Finder.com. At just 22 – while still at university – Fred, together with his business partner and school friend Frank Restuccia, created Freestyle Media. They grew the business into a successful digital marketing agency that sold to a publicly listed company in 2007. Their next venture was finder.com in Australia, which exploded into the comparison market in 2009 – one of the most highly competitive internet categories. Finder.com was born out of a simple concept: to educate people and directly compare student credit cards. The magic sauce was leveraging all the proven and best practice digital marketing strategies they used to sell to their clients.

    You can find Fred Schebesta on Linkedin.
    You can find Ludwina Dautovic on Linked.
    You can find Finder.com - Website, Linkedin and Facebook.
    You can connect with The Room Xchange on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Linkedin.

    • 23 min

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Those who make things happen, those who talk about making things happen, and those who think it’s up to others to make things happen! This podcast is all about people who make things happen, from someone who walks the talk - and that’s what I most love about Ludwina and this podcast.. brilliant!

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